Portage, WI (May 22, 2023) – One person sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident that took place on a major roadway in Portage on Sunday evening, May 21.
According to Portage officials, the accident happened at an unidentified time on County Highway P close to the intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 51. Police confirmed that two motorcyclists were traveling in the area when they were involved in a collision with each other due to reasons that are not entirely known. Both motorcycles were extensively damaged due to the accident.
Several responders, including Portage fire crews and paramedics, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One of the motorcyclists, who has not yet been formally identified, was rushed to the hospital by medical helicopter for treatment of serious injuries. The other motorcyclist did not sustain any injuries.
A section of the roadway was blocked for some time following the accident. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision continues.
We offer our warmest thoughts and sympathies to the party who has been hurt in this accident. We hope that they receive a speedy recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Wisconsin
As a motorcyclist, you likely enjoy the feeling of the wind in your hair as you zip around from destination to destination. Unfortunately, as fun and recreational as motorcycles are, there is also a high risk of dangers for motorcyclists on our roads. We always hope that drivers of passenger vehicles will look out for motorcyclists at all times to keep them safe from harm. However, this does not always occur, and serious accidents and injuries result. In 2022, a total of 1,918 motorcycle accidents were reported throughout Wisconsin, with many of them leading to serious injuries. If you are someone who has been hurt in a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin, it is important that you know that you have options moving forward.
It is no surprise that motorcycle accidents can be devastating. These accidents tend to lead to life-altering injuries like spinal cord injuries, road rash, traumatic brain injuries, and even death in the worst cases. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, you may have questions that you cannot answer on your own. How long do you have to bring a claim before you are barred from doing so? Will your claim be settled or go all the way to trial? With the help of a Portage motorcycle accident attorney, you can answer these questions and many others.
Our attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck S.C. are here to help you and your family get back on your feet after you have sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident. We aim to assist you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system for the first time. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of damages to help you during these challenging times. These include some of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
Please do not hesitate to contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Portage at (608) 471-5365 for more information on your available options.
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